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Nov
18
World News Digest adds Week in Review Feature and More!
Jane Flynn November 18 2016 10:44 AM

We are pleased to announce that exciting enhancements have just been made to World News Digest: new Week in Review and That Day in History features, plus a redesigned home page that brings more of the content in the database front and center.

For an in-depth look at the enhancements, click here to read the full announcement.


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Oct
15
Announcing the New & Improved World News Digest!
Jane Flynn October 15 2015 03:34 PM

We are delighted to announce that our editors have made extensive enhancements to World News Digest that will greatly improve and streamline your research experience.

 

Here are some highlights of the improvements:

 

  • New design featuring more visuals to engage researchers
  • Improved organization and an easier-to-navigate, dynamic interface
  • More powerful searching, with improved Search Assist and Advanced Search
  • Expanded Browse options--by topic, decade, country, or person

 

To read the full announcement, please click here.


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Sep
11
World News Digest Introduces Featured Story Widget
Jane Flynn September 11 2013 01:50 PM

We are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new feature for the World News DigestThe Featured Story Widget. The Featured Story Widget offers a new way to boost usage, providing students and patrons with a targeted and timely entry point into the World News Digest site.

 

This new feature is available on the home page by clicking on the <>Embed Featured Story link just below the Featured Story box.

Widget on Home Page

 

Clicking on this link will display the HTML code that a teacher or librarian can copy and use on their own website or LibGuide. By placing this HTML code on their site, students or patrons will see the World News Digest Featured Story Widget display within that site as shown below.

Widget on Web Page

The story that displays within the widget will change every time a new Featured Story is highlighted on the World News Digest home page. The school or library will not have to change anything on their website – the newest story will just display automatically.

 

Because the widget includes a layer of authentication similar to a Record URL, students or patrons can click on the title of the article in the widget to access the full story within World News Digest. If the institution is using IP authentication or referring URL authentication, clicking on the title will take the user directly to that article. If the institution is using Username/Password authentication, users will be prompted to log in and then they will be taken directly to the featured article.

 

For more information, please see How to Use the Featured Story Widget.


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Aug
21
World News Digest Relaunched
Jane Flynn August 21 2013 10:33 AM

We are delighted to announce the official relaunch of World News Digest. Your access URL remains the same. We invite you to visit now to check out the fresh, innovative, more intuitive design; the new topic-based access to key content; the streamlined search; and other powerful new functionality that will ensure an even more effective and dynamic research experience for your students and patrons.

Some highlights of the relaunch include:

  • Fresh, new, innovative design, spotlighting key background to breaking news around the world
  • Intuitive, topic-based presentation for improved research support
  • Google Translate on every page, with 53 languages to choose from
  • Search Assist technology
  • Expanded advanced search options
  • Read Aloud feature
  • and much more.

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